DoJ vows to uphold rule of law

Published January 4, 2021, 12:15 PM

by Jeffrey Damicog

The Department of Justice (DoJ) will continue to ensure that rule of law will be upheld in the country amid the ongoing pandemic caused by COVID-19, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Monday.

Department of Justice (DoJ)

“The country needs us now more than ever to maintain the rule of law in these uncommon times,” Guevarra said in his New Year’s message to the DoJ.

“Let us meet the people’s rising expectations. so roll up your sleeves and wear your DoJ pin with pride,” he urged the DoJ officials and personnel.

The Justice Secretary admitted that 2020 “proved to be a most challenging year for all of us.”

“We had to perform our core functions and meet our various program targets inspite of the limitations imposed on our mobility by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Guevarra cited.

“In addition we had been given a leading role in the government’s campaign against corruption, terrorism, and illegal drugs, as well as in the promotion of human rights,” he added.

Despite these, the Justice Secretary boasted that “the DoJ came out with flying colors.”

“I therefore thank you for your solid support and unqualified cooperation,” Guevarra told DoJ officials and personnel.

“The new year does not portend any sign of relief in its first few months, but with the strength and focus that we have shown in the past year, I have no doubt that we shall continue to overcome,” he added.